First-principles equation-of-state table of deuterium for inertial confinement fusion applications

@article{Hu2011FirstprinciplesET,
  title={First-principles equation-of-state table of deuterium for inertial confinement fusion applications},
  author={S. X. Hu and Burkhard Militzer and Valeri N. Goncharov and Stanley Skupsky},
  journal={Physical Review B},
  year={2011},
  volume={84},
  pages={224109}
}
Understanding and designing inertial confinement fusion (ICF) implosions through radiation-hydrodynamics simulations relies on the accurate knowledge of the equation of state (EOS) of the deuterium and tritium fuels. To minimize the drive energy for ignition, the imploding shell of DT fuel must be kept as cold as possible. Such low-adiabat ICF implosions can access to coupled and degenerate plasma conditions, in which the analytical EOS models become inaccurate due to many-body effects. Using… Expand
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